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Study the biographies of people who have significantly influenced global change. Such people have appeared at all times throughout human history to give the world something new and unexplored.

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  • Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, was born the Waxhaw territory, lying between North and South Carolina on March 15, 1767. Jackson was the third child of Scotch-Irish parents. His father died as the result of a logging accident just a few weeks before Andrew was born. Jackson's mother, Elizabeth Hutchison Jackson, was regarded as a very independent woman. After her husband's death, she raised her three sons at the home of

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    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Steve
  • Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was the seventh president of the United States (1829-1837). He made his way to wealth in a frontier society and leadership. All of the common people liked him and he established a bond with them. All of the common people looked to him for leadership when they were struggling. To them he was a good role model. Andrew Jackson was born on March 5,1767 in south Carolina. When Jacksons father

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    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson Andrew was born at a settlement on the banks of Crawford’s Branch of Waxhaw Creek in South Carolina on March 15, 1767, the third son of immigrant parents from northern Ireland. His father died 2 days before he was born. He lost 3 siblings at an early age. Some of Andrew’s early influences were the American Revolution in which he served as a mounted courier at the age of 13. Both Andrew and

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    Submitted: February 6, 2010 By: Mike
  • Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson Introduction: “Every good citizen makes his county’s honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and its conscious that he gains protections while he gives it.” This quote by Andrew Jackson reflects his views as a president, military leader, and American citizen. He was the seventh president of the United States. He was born on March 15,1767 in North

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    Submitted: May 8, 2010 By: Yan
  • Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson was a great man in many eyes. I will discuss his high and low when he was in his presidency from 1829 -1837. He was known for his iron will and fiery personality, and strong use of the powers of his office. This was probably why people called it the “Age of Jackson.” Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767. His parent died when he was 14. After he study

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    Submitted: May 31, 2010 By: Mike
  • Andrew Jackson and the Rise of Liberal Capitalism

    Andrew Jackson and the Rise of Liberal Capitalism

    Brian Galbally November 2, 2000 History, 7th period Andrew Jackson and the Rise of Liberal Capitalism Andrew Jackson was not plainly a common man or an aristocrat, in fact a combination of the two. He came into popularity on the frontier and was not of aristocratic decent he is often considered to be a common man. From the beginning of his career in Tennessee, he considered himself an aristocrat. As a result his tastes, manners

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: regina
  • Andrew Jackson and the Rise of Liberal Capitalism

    Andrew Jackson and the Rise of Liberal Capitalism

    Brian Galbally November 2, 2000 History, 7th period Andrew Jackson and the Rise of Liberal Capitalism Andrew Jackson was not plainly a common man or an aristocrat, in fact a combination of the two. He came into popularity on the frontier and was not of aristocratic decent he is often considered to be a common man. From the beginning of his career in Tennessee, he considered himself an aristocrat. As a result his tastes, manners

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    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Andrew Johnson

    Andrew Johnson

    Background Andrew Johnson, the 17th president, was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on December 29th, 1808. At the young age of three years old, Andrew’s father. Jacob Johnson passed away while drowning in an attempt to save the life of Editor Henderson from the Raleigh Gazette in 1812. Andrew’s mother, Mary Johnson, worked hard as a seamstress and washerwoman in order to support Andrew and his three brothers, and her; but she was unable to

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    Submitted: January 14, 2010 By: Jon
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Andrew Lloyd Webber was born on March 22, 1948 to William & Jean Lloyd Webber. Even at a young age, Andrew loved to make his own music. Andrew also had a great interest in inspecting ancient monuments around England. It and history were what many thought he would choose to do for a career. However, his Aunt Vi introduced him to the theatre, and under her advice started writing music of his own. In 1956,

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    Submitted: May 31, 2010 By: Anna
  • Andrew Wyeth

    Andrew Wyeth

    Andrew Wyeth was born July 12, 1917 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest of five children. Andrew was a sickly child and so his mother and father made the decision to pull him out of school after he contracted whooping cough. He received schooling in all subjects including art education. Andrew had quite a vivid memory and a fantastic imagination that led to a great fascination for art. His father recognized an

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    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Andy Warhol

    Andy Warhol

    Andy Warhol being one of the biggest influences in my work made him the obvious choice for this assignment. I see Warhol’s influence on the world we live in everyday and strongly believe he helped in creating the pop culture obsession in America. Andy went from rags to riches and defines the American dream. His work has inspired many and continues to be recognized by people throughout the world. Born August 6, 1928 to Andrej

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Andy Warhol

    Andy Warhol

    Andy Warhol Andrew Warhola is considered to be the “founder and a major figure of the pop art movement”. He was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in 1928. He graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, where he majored in pictorial design. He worked as an illustrator in many magazines including Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and the New Yorker, but, his big break was in 1949, when he illustrated for Glamour Magazine. Andy Warhol was born with

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    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: July
  • Andy Warhol

    Andy Warhol

    "I just paint things I always thought were beautiful, things you use every day and never think about… I just do it because I like it. (Beckris 110) I just do it because I like it is Andy’s philosophy on life. Andy might just be the most interesting and and at the same time the most confusing individual you will ever read about. Andy’s work is like none others. His art brought common day people

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    Submitted: February 18, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Andy Warhol

    Andy Warhol

    Never before have I encountered more intriguing works of art than those done by Andy Warhol. I have been curious about his life ever since I saw his work in Milwaukee. I saw his famous work of the Campbell's Soup Can. By viewing this, one can tell he is not your average artist. I'm sure his life is full of interesting events that shaped him into who he was. As an artist myself, I would

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    Submitted: March 10, 2010 By: Top
  • Andy Warhol

    Andy Warhol

    "Andy Warhol began as a commercial illustrator, and a very successful one, doing jobs like shoe ads for I. Miller in a stylish blotty line that derived from Ben Shahn. He first exhibited in an art gallery in 1962, when the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles showed his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans, 1961-62. From then on, most of Warhol's best work was done over a span of about six years, finishing in 1968, when he

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    Submitted: March 15, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Andy Warhol Bio

    Andy Warhol Bio

    Andy Warhol Biography 1928-1987 Campbell's Soup: Black Bean (c) VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2001/2002 No other artist is as much identified with Pop Art as Andy Warhol. The media called him the Prince of Pop. Warhol made his way from a Pittsburgh working class family to an American legend. Born in Pittsburgh Andy was born in 1930 in Pittsburgh as the son of Slovak immigrants. His original name was Andrew Warhola. His father was as a

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    Submitted: May 3, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Andy Warhol Biography

    Andy Warhol Biography

    Andy Warhol, the American painter, printmaker, illustrator, and film maker was born in Pittsburgh on August 6, 1928, shortly afterwards settling in New York. The only son of immigrant, Czech parents, Andy finished high school and went on to the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, graduating in 1949 with hopes of becoming an art teacher in the public schools. While in Pittsburgh, he worked for a department store arranging window displays, and often was

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    Submitted: July 13, 2010 By: Andrey
  • Andy Warhol: A Pop Culture Icon

    Andy Warhol: A Pop Culture Icon

    Andy Warhol: A Pop Culture Icon Henry Matisse once said, “The freedom of the artist is in reality the impossibility of following the path beaten by all others.” In other words, the degree in which an artist interprets the world that is laid out before him is what makes him unique. Andy Warhol was a master at creating a distinctive account of what came before him and what presently surrounded him. It was this rare

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    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Vika
  • Anelina Jolei

    Anelina Jolei

    Angelina Jolie (born Angelina Jolie Voight on June 4, 1975) is an American film actor and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency. She is often cited by popular media as one of the world's most beautiful women and her off-screen life is widely reported.[1] She has received three Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and an Academy Award. Though she made her screen debut as a child alongside her father Jon

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    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Angela Davis

    Angela Davis

    Angela Yvonne Davis’ fame sparked from her association with the Black Panther and Communist parties. Though she is an extremely well educated woman, you only hear about one part of her life. Davis is more than a Communist or Black Panther. She is a person who has lived a full and influential life. She had a childhood, was involved in a very powerful movement and is still doing positive things. Her accomplishments should be

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    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Vika
  • Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution

    Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution

    Animal Farm and The Russian Revolution Minor characters and events of the novel Animal Farm symbolize things that are related to the history of Russia. Animal Farm is a story on Stalinism and the Russian Revolution. The characters in Animal Farm all have a part in the Soviet Union meaning the Russian Revolution. The similarities of Mr. Jones and Czar Nicholas II, the leader previous to Stalin tie into each other. There was a strike

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    Submitted: January 12, 2010 By: Edward
  • Ann Rinaldi

    Ann Rinaldi

    Ann Rinaldi was born on August 27, 1934 in New York City. She lived in New York City and was brought to this world by Michael and Marcella (Dumarest) Feis. After Ann was born, her mother dies soon so she went to live with her aunt and uncle in Brooklyn. Her father came and took her with him to New Jersey, where she lived with her four siblings and stepmother. Though her father was a

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Anna
  • Anna Boleyn

    Anna Boleyn

    Anne Boleyn, 1st Marquess of Pembroke[1] (1501/1507–19 May 1536) was a Queen Consort of England, the second wife of King Henry VIII and the mother of Queen Elizabeth I. Henry's marriage to Anne, and her subsequent execution, made her a key player in the political and religious upheaval that was the start of the English Reformation. The daughter of Sir Thomas Boleyn and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Boleyn (born Lady Elizabeth Howard), Anne was of

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    Submitted: March 8, 2010 By: Monika
  • Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

    Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

    Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City on October 11, 1884, daughter of lovely Anna Hall and Elliott Roosevelt, younger brother of Theodore. When her mother died in 1892, the children went to live with Grandmother Hall; her adored father died only two years later. Attending a distinguished school in England gave her, at 15, her first chance to develop self-confidence among other girls. Eleanor married her fifth cousin, Franklin Delano

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Edward
  • Anne Frank

    Anne Frank

    Anne Frank On June 12, 1929, at 7:30 A.M. a baby girl was born in Frankfurt, Germany. No one realized that this infant, who was Jewish, was destined to become one of the world’s most famous victims of World War II. Her name was Anne Frank, and her parents were Edith Frank Hollandar and Otto Frank. She had one sister, Margot, who was three years older than she was. Anne led a happy and normal

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    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: regina
  • Anne Frank

    Anne Frank

    The Franks were your general German family and Anne was your general German girl. This family of four lived in Germany, Mr. Frank was an average business man, Mrs. Frank was an average mother and Margot and Anne were average students. The one thing that made them different in the eyes of Hitler, was the fact that they were Jewish. Once Hitler rose to power, the Franks fled to Holland, where the hoped to be

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    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Vika
  • Anne Frank

    Anne Frank

    In 1942, when the Nazi’s began to invade their country, the Frank family went into hiding in an attic of a warehouse. The Franks’ daughter, Anne, kept a diary through out their horrible ordeal. Minutes before the Frank’s were captured in their hiding place after a two-year stay, Anne wrote in her diary the words, “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” Even though Anne suffered so much

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    Submitted: January 28, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Anne Frank

    Anne Frank

    Anne Frank What kind of girl do you think Anne Frank was? Explain your answer In her life Anne frank was a girl that had passed between differents stages of her life. By that time that is passing we can learn and know her in all the story of her life. We can see her feelings and that she was very secure of herself. Anne was a loving, caring, sociable with all the people on

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    Submitted: April 19, 2010 By: Jon
  • Anne Frank: The Story of a Young Girl

    Anne Frank: The Story of a Young Girl

    Anne Frank: The Story of a Young Girl Anne Frank was a young girl living in a world where her kind was not wanted. She was known for her famous diary that she wrote while in hiding from anti-Jewish persecutions in Amsterdam during World War II, known as the Jewish Holocaust. Her diary describes the wisdom and humor the two difficult years her and her family spent in hiding. Her diary proves how motivational

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    Submitted: May 12, 2016 By: tatyanarot
  • Anne Rice

    Anne Rice

    Anne Rice, born Howard Allen O'Brien after her father, was born on October 4, 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana into a family of three sisters, her Catholic father who was a postal worker, and her mother, a struggling alcoholic. The author, who claims, "I was never a good student. I daydreamed in class. I wrote stories in my notebooks. I learned the basics, bus most of my active intellectual life was outside of school," had

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    Submitted: April 19, 2010 By: Monika

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